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Lung cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in both men and women. Beginning as a growth of abnormal cells, the cancer grows to form a tumor, interfering with lung function. Lung cancer is treated through surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Those who smoke cigarettes have an increased risk for lung cancer.

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Lung cancer screening in Hudson, Florida

Lung cancer may have one of the highest mortality rates of all cancers, but through early-stage detection, we can change this statistic.

That’s why HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital’s goal is to increase the early detection of lung cancer through innovative programs and lung cancer screenings. If lung cancer is detected, you can be assured that you will receive comprehensive cancer care and follow-up evaluations. Our team will work together to make sure you receive thorough screening services and treatment services.

Our lung cancer services

We provide advanced diagnostic services to detect and treat lung cancer as early as possible.

Lung cancer screening

Our lung cancer screening program provides a low-dose computerized tomography (CT) scan of the chest. It uses low-dose CT to quickly screen the lungs with minimal exposure to radiation. This form of lung screening is pain-free and non-invasive. Lung cancer screening is for patients who are not experiencing any symptoms of lung disease.

Lung screening cost

Most major health insurance providers cover the cost of lung cancer screening. For questions about insurance coverage, please call our lung screening coordinator at (727) 834-4200.

Incidental Lung Nodule Program

To help with early detection, patients who visit our emergency room (ER) and have a CT scan which includes the lungs as part of their care will have their scan examined for lung nodules. If a lung nodule is detected, you will be referred to our lung nurse coordinator. Your primary care physician will receive a CT scan report with the recommended follow-up care. The recommendations are based on the 2017 Fleischner Society guidelines for incidental pulmonary nodules.

If receive a lung cancer diagnosis, you can trust our hospital to provide comprehensive cancer care.

Candidates for lung cancer screening

To be eligible for a lung cancer screening, you must:

  • Be 55 to 77 years old
  • Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer present, such as a cough that does not go away, chest pain with deep breathing, hoarseness, weight loss, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, fatigue, wheezing or repeated lung infections
  • Currently smoke or quit smoking within the last 15 years
  • Have a smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (one pack-year equals smoking one pack per day for one year)

Call our lung screening coordinator at (727) 834-4200 or your primary care physician to determine your eligibility for the screening.


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